Share of families receiving benefits United Kingdom (UK) 2017/18, by benefit

This statistic shows the share of families receiving benefits in the United Kingdom (UK) in fiscal year 2017/18, by benefit. In this fiscal year, 19 percent of the families received Child benefit while a further 12 percent received housing benefit.

Distribution of families receiving benefits in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18, by benefit

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Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 2018 to March 2019

Supplementary notes

* This includes support for Rates payable to those receiving Housing Benefit in Northern Ireland.
** From 6 April 2010, the State Pension age for women has been gradually increasing. FRS data contained in this report were collected throughout the financial year 2016/17, during which the State Pension age for women increased from 63 years and 0 months to 63 years 9 months. The changes do not affect the State Pension age for men, currently 65 years.

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